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for someone or something in the woods up behind the school. our susan candiotti has raced to the scene amid the reports of shots fired. susan, can you hear me? >> reporter: i can hear you and it's not a terrific connection. we understand from our source with knowledge of the investigation that the suspected shooter in this case is dead, is deceased on the scene and that police have recovered two weapons from him. again, this is according to our source. it is not known at this time whether police killed the shooter or whether he took his own life. there are also unconfirmed reports that another shooter might be on the scene -- might remain on the scene. again, that is unconfirmed information and authorities are trying to see whether that is the case. ashleigh? >> any inkling from your source whether the shooter is a student or an adult? >> reporter: i've been trying to find out exactly how the shooter made access to the school and where the body was found. but i don't very that information yet. as well as whether there are other injuries. there are unconfirmed reports, according to the sourc
the actual shooting and what weapons were used in it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins me now and, susan, what are we learning this morning? >> hi, john. well, we know one thing and that is that federal agents and other investigators who will be back out pounding out the streets today, chasing down leads, information they have that the suspected shooter in this case may have visited gun stores or gun ranges in the days before the attack. however, so far our sources tell us that those tips have not panned out. we also know that three additional guns have been found, according to our sources, at the home that the shooter shared with his mother. we're standing down the street from that house right now. we are told that one of those three weapons, which are all described to me as older model rifles, at least one of them have been traced to the mother. they're still conducting additional traces. and we also know about those three guns that were found at the crime scene. two handguns and a long gun, known as a bushmaster, that's a semiautomatic rifle. and we also know that investiga
't have tolerated it. >> joining us now national correspondent susan candiotti. you have been following this investigation from the very, very beginning. what more are we learning about adam lanza and what he was doing in the days before the shooting? >> of course, that's one of the many key questions that authorities are trying to figure out. as we're beginning to see more photographs emerge of this 20-year-old young man, of course, the photos we've seen of him are at a very much younger age. dp again, he was only 20, but a lot of the photos were taken when he was just a teenager. investigators have been chasing down a lot of leads in this area. they have been talking to friends and family and neighbors to try to learn more about him as an individual and, again, where he was in the days before the shooting. so, for example, they have been spending a lot of time, john and kate, at various gun ranges and gun shops in the area. again, chasing down information that he may have visited some of these places. and one of the stops took them to a local sporting goods store. it's a chain and it'
movement. susan candiotti is on the line with us. they would be forced to pay union dues even though they will stild enjoy the benefits of contracts. if this becomes law, what would it mean for unions and what kind of political path they can carry after this? >> that is the question, isn't it? politically, it could be a major blow to unions. last month in michigan, voters rejected a referendum that would have made this unconstitutional. passage could also make unions in the private sector obsolete. if the law passes, union supporters are convinced pay and benefits could take a big hit. the later bureau of labor statistics for 2011 put the immedia median salary for full time union workers at about $940 a week. compared to about $730 a week for nonunion workers. the head of the united auto workers in michigan, not happy. >> data and the facts from all of the right to work states show that it's right to work for less. >> in michigan, 17.5% of the workforce is unionized. one of the highest of any state. >> all right, susan, so supporters including republicans, led by gop governor rick sc
at the killer's computer. susan candiotti joins us with that next. >>> as the newtown community continues to struggle to make sense of this tragedy, if that's at all possible, police are trying to put the pieces together and figure out just what happened. susan candiotti is here with the latest. what are we learning about the investigation at this point? >> well, the newest part about the investigation, anderson, is that it turns out the suspected shooter in this case did go to gun ranges a number of times over the last several years, and as recently as six months ago. now, he might have gone more recently than that, but they're not through looking at all the gun ranges and contacting all of them to find out all the information. >> did he go alone? >> well, they did find evidence that he went at least once with his mother. they haven't been able to prove whether they actually went target shooting together at that gun range. but they did both go together at least once. >> and have they found information at home, on computers or anything like that that we know? >> yeah, they've been examini
, but still no motivate. we get more now from cnn national correspondent susan candiotti following the investigation. >> reporter: investigators are learning more each day that may explain what led 20-year-old aid dam lanza to launch a vicious attack on young children and adults at an elementary school. >> our investigators at the crime scene, the school, and secondarily at the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased did produce some very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use and hopefully paint a complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred. >> police won't say what the evidence is. however, investigators have been checking out gun ranges and sporting goods stores. they followed a lead the shooter tried to buy a gun tuesday at this location. after searching store surveillance videos, the tip didn't pan out. >> to date atf had not uncovered any information that would substantiate the fact he tried to acquire guns recently. we're out there actively investigating. >> reporter: federal
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of the investigation telling our susan candiotti, that suspect, we believe, is dead right now. you just heard police at a small briefing, didn't provide a lot of information, but they did tell us the area now appears to be secure, but this has been a horrific, horrific mass killing at an elementary school in connecticut. a school for kids from kindergarten through fourth grade. we're watching all of this unfold. lisa procachini is on the phone right now. she's a parent of an 8-year-old at the school, the sandy hook elementary school. your 8-year-old is fine, i take it, lisa. tell us what happened. walk us through what you saw and what you heard. >> well, i had a call from one of the teachers who was with my daughter at the time. and locked themselves in a bathroom. they kept my child calm, and told her it was just some hammering going on. and this is all what my daughter told me what happened. next thing you know, the police came in and they, i guess, kn k knocked on the door and let the students -- my daughter and her teacher out and as my daughter is walking out, she did see blood and glass. and
learning from our -- cnn's susan candiotti that a law enforcement official told her that a family member of lanza told investigators that he had a form of autism. >> mary, what do we know about the guns? the weapons that he used in the shooting? we understand there were two pistols, also a rifle perhaps found in the car. >> reporter: and law enforcement officials so far are saying what cnn has learned is they were legally purchased by his mother nancy lanza. >> all right. mary snow, thank you so much. we'll be checking in with you all morning. ali? >> you were talking about the guns, john, let's focus in on the weapons used on the attack. our national correspondent susan candiotti has that part of our coverage. susan? >> we're trying to get down to the bottom a bit more about this man, this shooter, adam lanza, 20 years old, we know according to our sources that when he came to that school he was armed with three guns. he was wearing what is described to me as black battle fatigues and a military vest. now, where did he get these three guns? and what kind were they? the three guns were t
what role he played in the deaths of four americans that night in libya. here now is susan candiotti. >> susan, good morning. investigators have had this man on the radar for some time and now he's being callinged a possible suspect in the benghazi attack. mohammed abu ahmed was arrested a couple of weeks ago and remains in custody while the investigation goes on. u.s. authorities believe he may have been involved in the september 11th terrorist hit that killed chris stevens and three other americans according to a u.s. official. the fbi which is conducting the investigation hasn't had access to abu ahmed. he's known as a radical jihadist, 45 years old, master's degree in shari'a lie. he's known to be working with another group. officials say he has denied any connection to the attack on the u.s. consulate or being affiliated with al qaeda. he's also believed to be connected to a heavily armed terror cell that was raided in october when five people were arrested. sources say they're looking at several people in the attack. the fbi has been covering a lot of territory, but they're sti
-hand as well what they are hearing in terms of the death toll. i want to bring in susan candiotti following and talking to law enforcement officials on the very latest. i understand we've lost the connection. we're going to get back to susan in a moment. let's dip back into our affiliate, news 12. >> chopper 12 will be back live any minute now, because i'm guessing they fueled up at the danbury airport, which is nearby there. in just about 10 minutes we will have for you live the news conference from a park not that far. it's that woman we spoke with -- >> colleen poundstone. >> she's going to run up to that park. >> she wanted them on the road, because just running through the woods with emergency police. we saw a photograph earlier of police combing through the woods in that area. she was the wife of a military man, and she had many briefings on terrorism preparedness. >> we'll bring in susan candiotti speaking with law enforcement officials. susan, what have we learned this morning? >> reporter: some heart-breaking news from a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation th
and three other u.s. citizens. our national correspondent, susan candiotti is live for us. you have been working your sources. what do we know about this terror suspect and the group he leads? >> well, let's talk about him. the investigators have had this man on the radar for some time. and now he is being called a possible suspect in the benghazi attacks. muhammad ahmad was arrested, in custody while the investigation goes on. u.s. authorities believe he been involved in the september terror hit that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, according to the u.s. official. now, they have not been able to talk with him yet, the official would not comment. he is known there as a radical jihadist, forty-five years old, a master's degree in law. and the driving force behind a new terror group seeking to align itself with al-qaeda, according to our sources. now an egyptian official says that abu ahmad has denied any connection to the u.s. consulate attack, or al-qaeda. he is believed to be linked to a terror cell that was linked to a situation in egypt when five were arreste
, tinny children, and the weapons that were used, nothing short of terrifying. susan candiotti following this today. three different weapons found in different places, very dangerous weapons. >> two weapons found on the shooters himself, in the classroom, where he was found dead. one of them is a glock, and the other is a sig sauer, both handguns, a third weapon found in a car, a vehicle, may have been his, outside the school. >> is that the school been parked so erratically, roped off with the crime tape? >> exactly. closely examining that car. the third weapon a semi automatic known as a bushmaster .223. all of the weapons belonged to his mother. a mother, school teacher at the school and they were registered in the state of connecticut as well. trying to piece all of this together, why did they have those guns. how did he get them? >> just one area i know will be a huge topic of conversation for days and months to come. another big question for so many. the names of these children. there are 20 children who died. six adults who died in the school. nancy, the mother who died in her res
motive. we have new information about from susan candiotti. she is quoting a law enforcement official who said that he had access to more guns than the three guns recovered. she's quoting a source that police recovered three additional guns. and this was elsewhere, not at the scene of the shooting. a .45 revolver hand repeating and cnn has been reporting that police did recover three weapons, two handguns and a semiautomatic rifle and that those guns had been purchased by nancy lanza. there is not much we know about nancy lanza. we spoke to a neighbor a short time ago. she told us that there was nothing out of the ordinary about nancy lanza. >> she was like a normal anybody else in this neighborhood. you know, decorate the house and the house was always, you know, pristine. she was just like any other housewife. >> reporter: and that neighbor was saying that as far as she knew that nancy lanza from the time that she knew her, she was a stay-at-home mom and saw her a couple of months ago. the family was described as not being very social, being very quiet. wolf? >> mary, thanks very much.
into questioning. much more on the shooter ahead. i'll talk to his former classmate. susan candiotti has new details from outside the school. a desperate day for the school and the families of the poor children and for america. what do we know about the person who perpetrated the hideous crime? >> reporter: you know, it is so heartbreaking, piers. we are learning he is 20-year-old adam lanza. we know according to our sources that for whatever reason when he came to the school this day, he was wearing what is described to me as black battle fatigues and a military vest. he came armed with three weapons. two of them handguns. one as a glock and another as a sig sauer and a third police found in the vehicle. the two weapons were found on him in the school. the third was found, the bushmaster which is a semi automatic was found in a car outside the school. what led him to this? we don't know. we do know this. police have questioned both his brother and his father. his brother was taken into custody for questioning only. he is not being called a suspect. from his apartment in hoboken, new jersey.
on a mass killing spree? cnn's susan candiotti joins me now with the very latest. nice to see you and have you with us this morning. is there any better sense on the part of investigators about what was adam lanza thinking? what was going through his mind? >> that's what we would all of course like to know. of course, investigators have been working very hard on all of this nonstop. so far, there is very little indication that he had much of an online presence, for example, did he flag his intentions to anyone online? did he play any online games with anyone? did he tell anyone what he was thinking about? these are the things they're trying to figure out. remember, they're still trying to work very hard to retrieve evidence from that hard drive. fbi working hard at quantico to try to piece that smashed computer back together again, to try to retrieve as much information to find what websites for example he might have visited. >> what about toxicology tests, what about friends he may have spoken to and given a sense of what he was thinking or his intentions or his plan? >> as you know since
children and the weapons used nothing short of terrifying. our susan candiotti has been following the developments today. three different weapons found in different places, very, very dangerous weapons. >> that's right. two of the weapons were found on the shooter himself n the classroom where he was found dead. one of them is a glock and the other is a cigging sauer. both handguns. a third weapon was found in a car in a vehicle, may have been his outside of the school. >> is that the vehicle that had been parked erratically and roped off with the crime tape? >> exactly. they were paying a lot of attention, closely examining the car. the third is a semiautomatic known as a bushmaster .223. we understand all of the weapons belonged to his mother. his mother was a schoolteacher at the school. they were registered in the state of connecticut, as well. trying to piece this all together, why did she have those guns? how did he get them? >> just one area i know will be a huge topic of conversation for days and months to come. another big question for so many the names of these children.
's proposal will make schools safer and that gun control is not the answer. >> susan candiotti, thank you very much. >>> lots more on gun control. at 10:00, i'll talk with a gun range owner. also, this provocative question for you. are you ready? should white men be profiled? it's a conversation you won't want to miss coming up tonight at 10:00. >>> tomorrow, senator joe lieberman joins our candy crowley to talk about the culture of violence in america. and she'll also be joined by the head of the nra's national school shield program, sunday 9:00 a.m. eastern and noon eastern as well. >>> all right. so how far are we from a physicifiscal cliff deal? president obama and john boehner talked yesterday, their first conversation since monday when the two sides offered up concessions on tax hikes for the wealthy. boehner offered lower tax rates for people earning up to $1 million a year. the president offered lower tax rates for people earning up to $400,000 a year, plus tweaks for computing entitlement benefits, okay? well, today boehner was very firm. his message for president obama, the ball is i
and federal authorities. i want to emphasize once again that is the focus now. susan candiotti, handling our coverage of the investigation. let's focus first on what we know about the shooter. >> not very much. that he is 20 years old, we understand that he came to the school with three weapons, two of them were handguns, one described as a glock. one described as a sig sauer, and another one not found in the classroom with him, but instead was found in a car outside the school, and that is called a .223 bushmaster, a semi automatic weapon. it seems those guns were not registered to him. but we are told according to our law enforcement sources they belong to his mother which is -- don't have an explanation for that right now. >> were all those guns legally purchased in this state? >> yes, they were legally purchased and purchased in the state of connecticut. we believe he might have been living with his mother. our sources tell us his mother's body was found inside a residence and she lives in this area, so it's possible he lived with his mother. still waiting on that detail. >> some confusi
of our producers on the scene. we have mary snow there and susan candiotti. we have other reporters and producers watching what's going on in newtown, connecticut. also we saw adam reece on the scene in hoboken, new jersey, a connection between a residential area and what unfolded at the small elementary school in newtown, connecticut. i want you to listen it a local nurse who ran to the scene soon after the shooting and described what she saw. >> i see you have been crying. >> yes. >> is it because of what you saw? >> no, they wouldn't let us in the building. all i can say is one of the cops said it was the worst thing he had seen in his entire career. it was when they told all these parent who is were waiting for their parents to come out, they thought they were still alive. there is 20 parents that were just told their children are dead. it was awful. >> awful indeed. ashleigh banfield is now on the scene for us in newtown, connecticut as well. i know you got there a little while ago, but give our viewers a sense of what you are seeing and hearing. >> i'm in the same place that t
, one of those who might be able to offer insight is adam diaz who spokeclusively to susan candiotti. we will hear from him this morning. also ahead in the next hour kids in every school here in newtown except for sandy hook elementary are back to school today and on hand at ever school is grief counselors. we'll update you on what is happening there. i spoke with steve perry the principal of capital school at hartford, connecticut. we will talk to him about what he would do at his school. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >>> talk back question for you today. what does owning a gun mean to you? this is from crystalal. a gun means protection for me. this is from lisza. control of m
candiotti, here in newtown, connecticut. with all of us, she's working her sources. what's the latest, susan? >> reporter: hi, wolf. of course, the question is what move a 20-year-old young man to target so many innocent victims. investigator are looking everywhere for clues. for example, trying to fine anything he might have written down, trying to talk to family and friends, even retracing his steps to look for clues. investigators are learning more each day that may have led to explain what 20-year-old adam lanza led a veshs attack. >> investigators at the crime scene, the school, at the seconda secondary crime scene we discussed, the female located, deceased, did produce very good evidence in the investigation, that our investigators will be able to use and hopefully painting a complete picture as to how and, more importantly, why this occurred. >> reporter: police won't say what the evidence is. however, investigators have been checking out gun ranges and sporting good stores. they followed a lead, the shooter tried to buy a gun tuesday at this location. after searching store surveillan
, but it seems like an eternity for residents trying to clean up. our national correspondent susan candiotti traveled to staten island to see if a fema-backed program is really working. >> if we were here when the storm had ended, everybody here would be under water standing straight up. >> reporter: weeks after superstorm sandy flooded his basement, robert is one of the first 150 homeowners getting his home fixed as part of a rapid repairs program run by the city and mainly funded by fema. the repairs aren't fancy, just a basic fix to restore electricity, heat, and hot water to make homes livable. thousands wait in the wings, hoping for similar repairs. at a town hall meeting, frustration was everywhere. >> we are extremely, extremely frustrated. this is what you need to understand. >> how do you think the program is going so far? >> i think so far the program is going well. >> reporter: but new york city deputy mayor cass holloway is well aware emotions are high. >> some of these frustrations go beyond the fact that a repair person maybe isn't showing up as fast as they want them to. i thi
at sandy hook elementary school. cnn's susan candiotti is also here in newtown. and she has been tracking the investigation both at the school and at the suspected killer's home. >> reporter: investigators are learning more each day that may explain what led 20-year-old adam lanza to launch a vicious attack on young children and adults at an elementary school. >> our investigators at the crime scene, the school and secondarily at if secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased, did produce some very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use in hopefully painting the complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred. >> reporter: police won't say that what evidence is. however, investigators have been checking out gun ranges and sporting goods stores. they followed a lead the shooter tried to buy a gun tuesday at this location. after searching store surveillance videos, the tip didn't pan out. >> to date, atf has not uncovered any information that would substantiate the fact that he tried to acquire guns
himself dead after that shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. cnn's susan candiotti is also here in newtown. and she has been tracking the investigation both at the school and at the suspected killer's home. >> reporter: investigators are learning more each day that may explain what led 20-year-old adam lanza to launch a vicious attack on young children and adults at an elementary school. >> our investigators at the crime scene, the school and secondarily at the secondary crime scene that we discussed where the female was located deceased, did produce some very good evidence in this investigation that our investigators will be able to use in hopefully painting the complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred. >> reporter: police won't say that what evidence is. however, investigators have been checking out gun ranges and sporting goods stores. they followed a lead the shooter tried to buy a gun tuesday at this location. after searching store surveillance videos, the tip didn't pan out. >> to date, atf has not uncovered any information that would substant
details became more and more evident moment by moment today. my colleague susan candiotti has been working not only the scene of the shooting at sandy hook elementary but also police sources throughout this community as well. you've been able to find out some remarkable information throughout the day. >> it really has been stunning throughout the day to try to figure out the motive of the shooting and we still don't know the answer to that very important question right now. as you indicated ashleigh, what we are finding out is a little bit about the shooter but not much. only that he was dressed in black military fatigues and the a military-type vest. we also know that they discovered at least three weapons on the scene. two handguns -- >> in fact, a glock, a sig sauer, and a bushmaster 223. >> exactly. the bushmaster 223 is a semi-automatic weapon. we have pictures of that to show you the type of weapon. it is not the weapon in question, of course. we have yet to find out, for example, where those weapons came from. were they legally purchased, were they stolen, to whom when they bridge a
yesterday along with six teachers and staff before the killer shot himself. and cnn's susan candiotti is also here in newtown. she's got the latest on what progress the police are making. >> reporter: investigators are learning more each day that may explain what led 20-year-old adam lanza to launch a vicious attack on young children and adults at an elementary school. >> our investigators at the crime scene, the school, and secondarily at the secondary crime scene that was discussed did produce some very -- a very good evidence in this investigation. that our investigators will be able to use in hopefully painting a complete picture as to how and more importantly, why this occurred. >> reporter: police won't say what that evidence is, however, investigators have been checking out gun ranges and sporting good stores. they followed a lead the shooter tried to buy a gun tuesday at this location. >> there's no information that substantiated that he tried to acquire guns recently. >> federal guns also said they collected weapons at the home. three more guns were found. these three rifle m
authorities. susan candiotti has been handling the coverage of the investigation. let's focus on what we know about the shooter. >> not very much. that he is 20 years old. we understand that he came to the school with three weapons. two of them were handguns. with one described as a glock, one described as a sig sauer and another one not found in the classroom with him but in a car outside of the school than is called a.223 bushmaster which is a semiautomatic weapon. it seems those guns were not registered to him, but we are told, according to tour law enforcement sources they belong to his mother, which is, don't have an explan mags for that right now. >> all of those guns legally purchased in the state. >> yes. we were told they were legally purchased and registered in the state of connecticut. but how did he get ahold them we don't know. we believe he might have been living with his mother. i say that because our sources say his mother's body was found inside of a residences and she lives in the air. it is possible he lived with his mother. stimwaiti still waiting for that detail. >> polic
the semiautomatic rifle found at the scene was the primary weapon used in this massacre. susan candiotti reports that investigators are now trying to piece together the gunman's actions in the days before the shootings. looking at surveillance video from places he may have visited. all of this unfolding, even as we speak right now. meanwhile, the connecticut governor dan malloy a familiar face. this morning, he spoke to our own candy crowley on cnn's "state of the union." candy joining us with more on that. candy? >> wolf, the governor did say, in fact, that the shooter did blast his way into that building, as we know, by now. there was a bell. you had to be rung into the building from the inside. but he, instead, used that semiautomatic to blast his way into the building. he also talked about how investigators are looking at how these guns are purchased. they know they were purchased by the mother. he mentioned that -- did she allow her son use of them even prior to the day he took them and went into that elementary school. but there's also very personal side of this interview and saw the gover
about how he got his hands on those guns? >> reporter: well, our own susan candiotti has been reporting that those handguns were legally purchased and they were purchased and registered to lanza's mother nancy, and that's what we know about those guns. >> it's a strict gun laws in connecticut. they have to be registered. they've got a gun registry in the state, which is why the authorities, i think, were able to trace that back so quickly to being guns sold to his mother. thank you. mary snow is outside the location where nancy lanza lived with her son adam lanza. over the next days and weeks we're going to hear a lot about the gunman and theorys and explanations about how something this horrible could've happened. until then, now is the time to remember the victims and the survivors of the day that stole the innocence from hundreds and hundreds of people. >> this is a very, very tragic, tragic scene for everybody. certainly our hearts are broken for the families here. >> well, you know, about 9:30, 9:40, we heard noises, and the announcement system was still n on, so it didn't go off
been in touch with him, or even his brother. >> susan candiotti, things for this investigation. you've been on it since the very beginning, appreciate that. >>> newtown said good-bye to five more people today. funerals were held for psychologist mary sherlach and rachel davino. also 7-year-old grace mcdonnell and olivia engel and dylan hockley. in newton tonight on this one-week anniversary, it's nice to have to have you with us, we certainly appreciate it. the moment of sigh lebs was very beautiful and powerful. sometimes i wonder when people have been through a tragedy, is it helpful to folks who are mourning or just another moment that writes it all back? >> everyone celebrated that moment around the country. but we have been celebrating or having those moments of silence, celebrating is the wrong word. we've been through so many moments of silence in our churches, our synagogues. i've been to countless funerals this week of people who i knew well, people i grew up with. people, my children knew. and there is -- the moments of silence are -- they're deafening. i can't tell you ho
would ever expect to commit a massacre. allen diaz spoke exclusively to susan candiotti. >> he had this typical nerd look, khaki pants, shirt tucked in, a computer case instead of a backpack like everyone else. he even had a pocket protector that he had pens in. we all kind of knew like that he had problems socially and we kind of had a filing that feeling that something might have been wrong with him but we never asked. obviously it does because, you know, he's a very big part of this event. i'm not really sure what to think of it. >> sadly, he's the reason for it. >> yeah. >> we're going to have more of that interview and a report from susan candiotti. that's coming up in our next hour. the autopsy reports on adam lanza and his mother nancy are providing gruesome new details about their death. we're joined by deborah feyerick. deb, what are you learning? >> reporter: >> reporter: you know, it really goes to the heart of the investigation investigators were here for about an hour, hour and a half. they continue to gather evidence and follow leads. the medical examiner today told u
at the school. susan candiotti earlier reporting that a law enforcement official is saying that he may have had access to as many as five weapons. we've been reporting that three weapons were recovered. and cnn's also been reporting that those guns were locally purchased by the -- were legally purchased by the suspect's mother. >> we don't know how he got access or anything along those lines. i assume the police are investigating all of that. it was a bushmaster semiautomatic caliber rifle, and two pistols, a glock and a sig sauer, two piols, as well, all found at the scene. and they're investigating obviously that. anything else going on over there where you are, mary? >> reporter: there isn't, wolf. just the police are still here on the scene. it is a much different scene today than yesterday. as i mentioned, police, swat teams were here yesterday. residents had been evacuated for several hours. they have been allowed back in their home. >> mary snow working the story for us, the tragic story indeed. meanwhile, investigators are working around the clock to try to answer many of the questions
. >> republicans have pushed a right to work bill in michigan. susan candiotti is covering this story. susan this would allow workers to enjoy the benefits of union negotiated contracts. no longer, it would force them to be members of the yuan non. so what would this do for the unions? >> politically, of course, this could be a major blow to unions in michigan. last month, their voters rejected a referendum that would have made passage of this law unconstitutional. if that right to work law passes, union supporters are convinced pay and benefit could take a major dive. the latest bureau of labor statistics for 2011 put the median salary for full-time union workers at about $940 week compared to about $730 a week for nonunion workers. the head of the united auto workers not happy. >> the data and all the facts show that right to work is the right to work for less. >> susan, supporters including republicans led by gop governor rick snyder maintain that this bill will wind up helping the economy and not hurting it, right. >> that's right allison. the governor insists that the right to work bill
. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti is outside the home the gunman and his mother shared. susan, let me bring you in. tell me, what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: we know that the investigators including atf agents will be continuing to pound the streets today chasing down leads that they have looking into what is being told to me, described to me as the activities of the shooter. they're not giving a time frame. if they're talking about only the days leading up to this or all of the suspected shooter's activities. obviously, they're trying to get down to the bottom of what motivated him to carry out this obviously senseless crime and how it was that he got his hands on those guns that came from his mother's home that were legally purchased by the mother according to authorities. we also know they have completed the traces on those three guns we've been telling you about, the two handguns as well as the semi-automatic rifle called the bushmaster. the they were all found in the classroom with the shooter and they know which one he used to kill himself and did no
classmate of adam lanza who spoke exclusively to cnn's national correspondent, susan candiotti. >> reporter: among the steady stream of people drawn to the memorial honoring victims, a former schoolmate of the alleged killer. >> what do you think of this? does your mind go to your friend? >> obviously, it does because you know, he's a very big part in this event. i'm not really sure what to think of it. >> reporter: sadly, he's the reason for it? >> yeah. >> reporter: allen diaz may have been as close as anyone who could come to being a friend of adam lanza when he was a sophomore at newton school, and diaz was a freshman in 2008. >> very intelligent person. he really was. it's like the way he acted around other people was just rewithdrawn and really quiet. >> reporter: a little different? >> yeah. >> reporter: they were in the high school tech club together, spent a lot of time on computers. adam had his own style of dressing. >> kind of had like the steefr stereotypical nerd look, khaki pants, belt, tucked-in shirt. even computer m) briefcase, instead of like a backpack like everyone else
of the information and the profile of him, susan candiotti was reporting that a law enforcement official said that a family member told investigators that he had a form of autism. a former classmate described him as a student who was very bright, but also very remote. take a listen to what one of his former classmates had to say last night. >> he was really quiet. he kept to himself. i mean, he was a little fidgety, a little uneasy sometimes if you were to look at him. i think he was just socially not really into going out there to make as many friends as everyone was really doing in elementary school and middle school. he was just, he preferred to stay to himself. >> reporter: of course, that was a former classmate from many years ago. one of the neighbors i spoke to yesterday would only describe him as being someone that she thought was troubled. and other residents had described him as being a differe different, different and one description as a little off. >> we know he lived with his mother here in newtown. what about the weapons that were used in this shooting, mary? what do we know ab
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